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Baby Boomers versus Their Parents: Economic Well‐Being and Health Status

Joyce Manchester, David Weaver, and Kevin Whitman

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The Social Security Administration's simulation model known as MINT (Modeling Income in the Near Term) is used to examine the projected health and economic status of Baby Boomers and their parents ... More


Understanding Baby Boomers’ Retirement Prospects

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter assesses Baby Boom retirement prospects, comparing the outlook for this cohort with experiences of previous generations. The impact of aging is assessed using the Social Security's Model ... More


Cohort Differences in Retirement Expectations and Realizations

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter compares retirement expectations, retirement patterns, and expectations of future work across different cohorts of the Health and Retirement Study, including the new cohort of Baby ... More


Are Baby Boomers Living Well Longer?

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter uses the Health and Retirement Study to describe the relationship between work and health for older persons by age. It examines patterns within a given cross-section and also trends in ... More


Retiring on the House? Cross-Cohort Differences in Housing Wealth

Julia L. Coronado, Dean Maki, and Ben Weitzer

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter evaluates housing wealth and its potential role in Baby Boomers' retirement wellbeing. The Health and Retirement Survey is used to compare Boomers' wealth position to that of the ... More


Saving between Cohorts: The Role of Planning

Annamaria Lusardi and Jason Beeler

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter compares the saving behavior of Early Baby Boomers (age 51-56 in 2004) and its predecessor cohort in the Health and Retirement Study (age 51-56 in 1992). Results indicate that the ... More


Cross‐Cohort Differences in Health on the Verge of Retirement

Joyce Manchester, David Weaver, and Kevin Whitman

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter focuses on how Baby Boomers compare to prior groups on the verge of retirement. Specifically, it evaluates the stock of health which Early Boomers bring to retirement and compares it to ... More


Health Insurance Patterns Nearing Retirement

Helen G. Levy

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter asks how well Baby Boomers are protected against later-life health shocks. While exposure to such shocks is relatively high, the realization of risk appears unlikely and relatively ... More


Managing Retirement Payouts: Positioning, Investing, and Spending Assets

John Ameriks and Olivia S. Mitchell

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

As Baby Boomers move into their 60s, they are focusing policymaker and media attention on how their generation will manage the retirement phase of their lifetime. This book acknowledges that many, ... More


The Sufficiency of Retirement Savings: Comparing Cohorts at the Time of Retirement

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Assessing savings sufficiency requires detailed information on both potential retirement benefits and the characteristics of a national sample of older citizens. The analysis uses the Health and ... More


Religion and Spirituality Across Generations

Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney, and Susan C. Harris

in Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199948659
eISBN:
9780199369867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948659.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Are there generational differences in religion? Do Millennial youth have perceptions of religion and God that are distinctive from Generation Xers or Baby Boomers? This study found generational ... More


Are Baby Boomers Aging Better Than Their Predecessors?: Trends in Overweight, Arthritis, and Mobility Difficulty

Suzanne G. Leveille, Christina C. Wee, and Lisa I. Iezzoni (eds)

in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter concentrates on arthritis and mobility-related disabilities, in particular, the trends in the prevalence of being overweight, arthritis, and mobility difficulty among Baby Boomers and ... More


Measuring Pension Wealth

Chris Cunningham, Gary V. Engelhardt, and Anil Kumar

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Pension wealth plays a critical role in older individuals' retirement behavior and financial security. Accordingly, the magnitude and distribution of pension wealth is important in the ongoing debate ... More


Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

John Ameriks and Olivia S. Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

As Baby Boomers are now in their 60s, policymaker and media attention is becoming focused on how this generation will manage during its long period in retirement. This book acknowledges that many, ... More


Is Retirement Being Remade? Developments in Labor Market Patterns at Older Ages

Sewin Chan and Ann Huff Stevens

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter investigates non-traditional work and retirement patterns among older individuals in the Health and Retirement Study. It first reviews the evidence on retirements that initially involve ... More


Queering Gerontology: An Introduction

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190276348
eISBN:
9780190276379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276348.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The overall population in Western societies is aging at a faster rate than ever before. In the United States, the older gay male population is growing rapidly, mainly as a result of the aging of the ... More


The Interviewees

Linda A. Mercadante

in Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931002
eISBN:
9780199367467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931002.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The interviewees are categorized according to age cohorts and types. Although there were few “nones” who volunteered to be interviewed from “The Greatest Generation” (1901?1924), there were many ... More


“Women’s Liberation” and the Equal Rights Amendment

June Melby Benowitz

in Challenge and Change: Right-Wing Women, Grassroots Activism, and the Baby Boom Generation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061221
eISBN:
9780813051437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061221.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with a brief history of the women’s equal rights movement, and then explores women’s responses to the issue during the 1960s and 1970s. Most of the women examined here were ... More


Retirement Plans and Prospects for Retirement Income Adequacy

Jack VanDerhei

in Reimagining Pensions: The Next 40 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755449
eISBN:
9780191816673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755449.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter asks whether the Baby Boomer and Gen Xer generations will have enough to retire on. While it is widely accepted that employment-based retirement plans have played a significant role in ... More


Who Is That Old Woman?

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the influence of age, period, and cohort effects on the life and writing of the noted women authors who are quoted throughout in the text. A timeline of female authors of the ... More


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